Gaza: A reality check [updated]
Gazans are suffering under a yoke of Israeli-inflicted poverty. Yeah right.
Hamas just wants peace with Israel. Yeah right.
Their peace-loving government is unmercifully oppressed by Israel. Yeah right.
Palestine is at the mercy of America’s pro-Israel foreign policy. Yeah right.
Palestinians just want peace and a better life. Yeah right.
There can be no justification for Israel’s blockade against Gaza. Yeah right.
The peace flotilla was organised and manned by peace activists. Yeah right.
It’s all about getting aid to suffering Gazans. Yeah, right.
UPDATE: The convoy: another reality check courtesy The Roadkill Diaries:
Peter Hitchens on a certain "Aid Convoy":
“If you want to be wholly dispassionate, you might call it a 'convoy' without adornment. But to call it an 'Aid Convoy' is itself a departure from neutrality. I myself would call it a propaganda fleet, but then I am openly partisan on this issue. The use of the expression 'humanitarians' is likewise suspect, as is the use of the word 'activists' without saying what sort of activists they are. ..
“It emerges that these ships were not entirely peopled by pacifist vegetarian idealists from the Isle of Wight.